Saturday, 26 March 2011

Jumping for Joy

I was priviledged to photograph a 4 day old foal by the famous jumping stallion Chacco Blue in Germany this week. Bred and owned by the reknown Augustins of Rheinland, Germany, the foal looks like being another show jumping star to watch for in the future.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Got it covered

Another nice cover, this time the April Edition of the Shooting Gazette.
There will be a few diary changes in the coming weeks with new events being added and one or two being passed on to photographer colleagues to cover instead of me, so watch this space!
Meanwhile still need an experieced equine photographer to help cover 3 events, one in April and two in june, in Cornwall. It appears that none of the usual freelancers I work with are available and the 2 youngsters who need some experience are too idle to get up early and take on an interesting and rewarding job!! so anyone interested Im open to suggestions and new photographers wishing to do some part time freelance work. We have several large events during the summer that will also require 2nd and 3rd cameras so always a possibility if you prove yourself on these 3 earlier jobs.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Read the not so small print

It never fails to amaze me how people appear unable to read the LARGE print let alone the small print. If an ad clearly says "bring your dog over at the event get your photo taken" then there's no point whinging you didn't get a photo if you actually DIDN'T bring the dog to me for a photo!!
Had a nice cover shot on the Countrymans Weekly this week......and a very chuffed owner as well!

Friday, 18 March 2011

Start of something BIG

Its always rewarding when you get in on the start of something that promises to be big and exciting, and this has certainly been the case with a project I have been involved with supplying images to, whose website finally went live this week.
More can be seen here at the Country Sports South West website
As a trade member of BASC and a fanatical supporter of country sports, I am delighted to be involved in this from the beginning and wish them every success for the future. Im sure that as the site grows daily, so will the interest in the sporting opportunities it offers to everyone.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Meeting the Standard

The Kennel Club have recently produced a new Breed Standard and requested to use some of my images. It was released to the public at rufts and I understand its been well received.
I am still seeking an experienced equestrian photographer for the coming season. I already have several events where I need a second photographer, so dont be shy, get in touch if you are self employed and looking for some freelance work .

Monday, 14 March 2011

Well done Boys

Always nice when a client does well......and it doesnt come much better than Best in Show at Crufts!!!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Good Luck

Good luck to all my canine and gundog/ gamekeeping clients at Crufts this week. I hope you all have a great time. Ive managed to wriggle out of all my main work commitments at Crufts this year, apart from one planned photoshoot at the weekend, which I am mightily delighted about as I really do not enjoy working there amongst the crowds.
This week has seen some lovely relaxed jobs with one of my main clients, "Guide Dogs" and I spent a lovely afternoon working with a super gentleman and his very laid back Guide Dog yesterday, doing the photos for his Pupdates. Another calendar shoot in the local parl also worked well, and this would be a good time to remind folk that if they would like their dogs to appear in the calendar range, then they need to get in touch soon as Ill be finalising the 2013 images over the next 8 weeks.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

So much rain.......but so much going on

I always think when the rain comes in from the moor, or the coast (we are sandwiched between the two) that everyone is going to cancel their jobs and Ill have to spend day upon day doing boring editiong and keywording jobs infront of the computer its been a pleasant surprise to have a list of jobs over the last few weeks that can all take place come rain or shine, in the great out doors.
Several ongoing jobs for agricultural publications have kept me busy on some local farms, and as the shooting season has finished, many triallers are now turning their hands to bringing on youngsters and a spot of training.......cue the photographer in the rain again!
A pleasant surprise this week was selling some images to a Korean publisher, for a new book on hunting with eagles. It never ceases to amaze me, the amount of overseas publications we sell to.... only last month we sold a King Charles image to Canada and some shots from one of my Czech trips to a Greek travel magazine!